Path to Membership Class: Exploring UUCM

Sunday, September 8 from 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM
This class is part 2 of a 2- part series where we will continue to respond to your questions, and explore information and opportunities about our particular church, and how we relate to the wider UU Region and the Unitarian Universalist Association. Visitors and friends who have attended both of these “Exploring UUism” classes are eligible to become members of UUCM. Current members and friends are very welcome to join in the class! Facilitated by Barb Halsey, Membership Ministry.

New Member Classes for 2019-2020

In these classes, participants have an opportunity to share more deeply their individual spiritual journeys and to explore whether membership in UUCM feels right for them. There are two classes in this series, each is offered on the second Sunday of the month at 11:15 am, following the service.  Please email Gary Charles if you are in need of childcare during this event.

Exploring UUCM

Participants will share their own spiritual journey. Together, we will interactively explore a broad overview of Unitarian and Universalist history and what it means to be a UU.

  • September 8, 2019
  • November 10, 2019
  • January 12, 2020
  • March 8, 2020

Exploring UU History and Beliefs

We will respond to participants’ questions and explore information and opportunities about UUCM and how we relate to the wider UU region and the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA).

  • October 13, 2019
  • December 8, 2019
  • February 9, 2020
  • April 12, 2020

Beloved Conversations Coming This Fall

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We’re excited to bring back Beloved Conversations again this fall. Around 40 members have already gone through this immersive small-group curriculum for exploring race/ethnicity in our lives and in the life of this congregation. It is a meaningful and deep experience as we work to interrupt racism and dig into how racial truths shape our ways of being with each other. The curriculum also supports the different learning and participation needs of people of color and white congregants.

This may be the last offering of this program for a while. If you’ve been on the fence or would like to take it again (which we encourage!), don’t miss out. We will begin in September with an opening retreat (Friday night and all day Saturday) followed by 8 weekly 2-hour sessions on Sunday afternoons. Exact dates and registration will be available soon. Please contact Terri at revterri@uucmtka.org if you’re interested.

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OWL Facilitator Training Soon in Robbinsdale

If you are interested in being trained to teach OWL classes at UUCM, sign up now for the August 23-25 training at Robbinsdale UCC. Choose one of two levels: Grades 7-9/10-12 or Grades K-1, 4-6. Register here. The cost is relatively low, but do speak with Malia Brandt if you are interested in having your registration fee reimbursed. The church has the necessary curricula.  Act now and let us know when you are trained!

Soul Matters Study Groups

The Spring 2019 Soul Matters sessions are currently underway. Check back for future enrollment opportunities.

Soul Matters groups offer UUCM members and friends adult spiritual development and the opportunity to connect with each other and with our deepest selves. We gather in small groups of 6 to 10 people with  a facilitator. Each group meets for 90 minutes every other week for a total of 6 sessions.

Our monthly worship themes are studied deeply through readings, inspirational quotes, questions and practices. Participants receive a resource packet each month with background information, questions for discussion and contemplation, spiritual exercises, wise words and other suggested resources.

In each meeting, we share what it was like to “live with” the exercises and the questions as we share where the topic took us, and hear the experience of others. This sharing is at the heart of the Soul Matters program and our experience is further deepened by the group’s sharing.

Newcomers and friends are especially welcome! Please contact Rev. Terri with any questions.